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Chambers withdraws from 200m at UK trials

BIRMINGHAM, England — Dwain Chambers pulled out of the 200m at the Aviva World Trials and UK Championships on Sunday. Chambers was hoping to book a place on the British team in both the 100m and 200m for the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Berlin in August.

By Glen Andrews (Sporting Actions), World-Track

BIRMINGHAM, England — Dwain Chambers pulled out of the 200m at the Aviva World Trials and UK Championships on Sunday.

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Chambers was hoping to book a place on the British team in both the 100m and 200m for the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Berlin in August.

He was defeated by Simeon Williamson in the 100m on Saturday and only the winner is automatically selected. But having already met the A-Standards for both the 100m and 200m this season, the 31-year-old could still run both races in Berlin.

Chambers had been unbeaten all summer and was a strong favourite to win the 100m after running 10.06 and 10.07 in the event this season.

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He was never really challenged all year and following the defeat on Saturday he admits to becoming a little complacent.

"I haven’t had to fight for anything and now I do. Just because I’ve had a glitch I am not going to stop," he said.

"I have had to deal with worse. The loss will give me that extra buzz to get back. I’ve got work to do and I’ll bounce back."

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Gary Smith is one of the leading writers for World-Track.org. He has over 10 years of running experience, as well as eight-years of coaching while covering several events, from the international to college level. Smith, who has covered events for publications such as Caribbean Net News, Cayman Net News, AFP and Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), is also a frequent contributor of SportingAlert.com and TrackAlerts.com.

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